Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Friday 4th May 2018

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:21am on Friday 4th May 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, blue sky
Base temp:
9°C

Top temp:
4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
S 2-6m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Good
This report
Friday 4th May 2018, 8:21am
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Thursday 3rd May 2018, 8:21am 0cm
Wednesday 2nd May 2018, 7:53am 0cm
Tuesday 1st May 2018, 8:35am 0cm
Monday 30th April 2018, 8:56am 0cm
Sunday 29th April 2018, 8:23am 0cm
Saturday 28th April 2018, 8:40am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 0cm
Current month (May 2018) total: 0cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 1260cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:21am on Friday 4th May 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning everyone.

So, we weren't totally closed for the day yesterday (see my updated report yesterday), but it wasn't a particularly appealing day!

I am happy to report that today it is much nicer. We even have some blue sky and the sun appearing. Quite a bit of cloud around still.

And all of the planned lifts are going to be operating.

Hurray!

(Though it's not looking like we will see much sun before the end of the season on Sunday; today might well be the best day weather wise).

Still a bit mad to see the official snow depth of over 2.5m being reported on upper slopes.

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My end of season (and last) report - as well as a nice long post by the good SnowJapan folk - will appear here on Sunday.

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3 days left of ski lift operations, including today.

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Friday 4th May 2018

Resort specific information (operations subject to change):

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Plans to be open daily until Sunday 6th May

Planned lift operations:

- Ace Number 2 Center Four
- King Number 3
- King Number 4
- Hirafu Gondola

Courses that remain at least part open:

- Detour for Beginners
- Shirakaba
- Center
- Large
- Rinkan
- Jumbo
- Dynamic

Official snow depth:

- Top: 265cm
- Base: 0cm

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Niseko Annupuri
Plans to be open daily until Sunday 6th May

Planned lift operations:

- Annupuri Gondola
- Jumbo Number 1
- Jumbo Number 4

Official snow depth:

- Top: 230cm
- Base: 20cm

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Niseko Village
Plans to be open daily until Sunday 6th May

Planned lift operations:

- Niseko Gondola
- Wonderland Chair

Official snow depth:

- Top: 250cm
- Base: 5cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:21am on Friday 4th May 2018
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Three resort areas remain open - see above

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent Niseko Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 4th May 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Friday 4th May 2018
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2017/2018
*as of Friday 4th May 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
4th May 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd May 0cm 0cm 0cm
2nd May 0cm 0cm 0cm
1st May 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th April 0cm 0cm 2cm
29th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
28th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 2cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 0cm 2cm
November observed snowfall total 188cm 110cm 61cm
December observed snowfall total 406cm 181cm 244cm
January observed snowfall total 305cm 152cm 303cm
February observed snowfall total 299cm 160cm 266cm
March observed snowfall total 49cm 83cm 109cm
April observed snowfall total 13cm 0cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1260cm 688cm 992cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 4th May 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
305cm
[899cm]
299cm
[1198cm]
49cm
[1247cm]
13cm
[1260cm]
0cm
[1260cm]
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
160cm
[605cm]
83cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
2015/2016 season 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
266cm
[877cm]
109cm
[986cm]
6cm
[992cm]
0cm
[992cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
196cm
[1002cm]
139cm
[1141cm]
3cm
[1144cm]
0cm
[1144cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
178cm
[1037cm]
113cm
[1150cm]
13cm
[1163cm]
0cm
[1163cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
[1295cm]
164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
[1493cm]
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